Donald Forsyth

Partner, Inverness

Donald Forsyth

Donald specialises in advising entrepreneurs. He has worked with many of the largest businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Scotland.

Donald’s client work includes ambitious local, national and international businesses. He has extensive experience of SMEs across all sectors, including technology, professional services, property and forestry. He focuses on helping business owners achieve their objectives, including financial security for their families.

Donald joined Saffery Champness in 2017 having spent two years as a partner with a ‘big four’ firm in Inverness and 17 years as a partner with an independent firm in Edinburgh.

Key experience

  • Working with entrepreneurs, family businesses, funders and business angels.
  • Advising on share valuations, mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
  • A non-executive director of a forestry and natural resources company.
  • Branch chair of the Institute of Directors, Highlands & Islands.
  • Vice-chair of a national Scottish charity.
  • Previously audit committee chair for an international medical charity.


Donald is married with three adult children and lives in the Black Isle. Outside work he is a keen guitarist and budding pianist. He enjoys keeping fit and doing the heavy lifting in the garden!